We first learned of Nexbit’s plans to enter into the smartphone game back in July, though the company wouldn’t formally unveil its handset until September 1st. Since then, the Nexbit Robin has managed to overtake its Kickstarter funding goal, offering a unique looking phone that brings a cloud-centric approach to storing apps, pics, and more.
Of course the Nextbit Robin isn’t actually expected to ship to its first backers until January or February of next year. Thankfully, we were able to get a little time with a non-working prototype here at IFA 2015. Although the non-working prototype doesn’t let us get a feel for the software or performance, we did get the chance to familiarize ourselves with the phone’s design language and we have to admit we liked what we saw.
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Though Nextbit borrows familiar concepts like dual-firing front facing speakers, it manages to do so with a brand new design language that certainly looks like nothing else on the market today. But what about the specs? Nextbit promises a mid-to-high range experience backed by a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 SoC with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Other specs include a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a 13 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front camera, and a 2,670mAh battery.
The phone offers no microSD slot for expansion, but instead promises a unique cloud syncing experience with 100GB free storage for life. Unlike typical cloud back up, this system is smart and knows when to push off apps and pics haven’t used or looked at for a while. Need to access them again? Nextbit can redownload the information back from its servers and you’ll find regain use of the app (including game saves, etc), images, or other data.
For more details on the Nextbit Robin, be sure to visit their Kickstarter, where you can pick up the phone for as little as $350. Also be sure to check out our original announcement post. What do you think of the Nextbit Robin? Like the looks, impressed?